North Carolina Arboretum

If you don’t already have an appre­ciation for nature, you will after visiting The . The 434-acre site includes 65 acres of cultivated , 10 miles of and biking trails, indoor and outdoor exhibits, guided Segway tours, two gift shops, the Savory Thyme Caf6 and one of the finest bonsai collections in the nation.

An affiliate of the of North Carolina, The North Carolina Arboretum  educates visitors in a fun, hands on way. For example, the arboretum was the first to offer Segway tours in the area, a concept that is now hugely popular.